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46th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on May 17, 2011

(Part  30 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry.  By clicking on the plaque it should enlarge so the names can be more clearly read.  Following the plaque is a list of the men who have thus far been identified as eligible for inclusion in this Civil War Research Project who, it is believed, served for a time in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry .  Not all the names may appear on the Pennsylvania Memorial plaques.  If a name does not appear, it could be that the soldier did serve in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, but was not part of the regiment during its days at Gettysburg – or it could mean that the soldier was erroneous included in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry list.  There could also be errors on the plaque.  Readers are invited to submit comments about any names appearing below, or on the plaque, especially if they believe the soldier was from the Lykens Valley area and should be included in this study.

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Men from the Lykens Valley area who probably served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry :

Philip P. Chubb —- William Donnely —- George Durrell —- William Ensinger —- John Freeburn —- Jacob Good —- Archibald Griffin —- Samuel Gunderman —- Samuel Hiney —- Cornelius Hoke —- Edward King —- Henry Knouff — George Thomas Leebrick —- John L. Long —- Leonard R. Long —- Joseph Loudermilch —- Isaac Lyter —- William Martz —- Charles E. McFarland —- Patrick Mullin —- Samuel Oterbein Nace —- Samuel Pottiger —- Joseph J. Sheets —- Aaron Bohner Spotts —- William W. Stouffer —- George E. Stoutsberger —- George W. Sweigard —- Jacob Wambaugh —- Edward Lawrence Otis Witman —- Luther R. Witman —- Conrad Zimmerman

Information for this post was taken from the files of the Civil War Research Project.  A separate digital file is kept on each of the above-named men.  Information is sought on any men from the Lykens Valley area who were soldiers or sailors during the Civil War.


5 Responses to “46th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. Clayton P Geiger says:

    Good evening:
    My great grandfather, Pvt Peter Geiger enlisted with the 46th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company D on 2 Sept 1861 and served continuously until mustered out on 16 Jul 1865.
    He fought at Gettysburg, his name should be included on the memorial.
    Clay Geiger

    • M Myers says:

      Mr Geiger,

      I too am a descendant of the 46th. My ancestor, Elias Boyer, served through all four years of the war. If you happen to see this, please contact me at contact.

  2. Richard Howell says:

    Jay Chesebro,Co.G is Oscar J.Chesebro,a musician..a mistake must have been made a some point..

  3. john yohler says:

    Pvt John Yohler served w/ the 46th from Aug 1861 thru July 1864. If anyone should have info on him please post it here . thanka

  4. William Richards says:

    I believe the William Richards in Co. B is my great-great-grandfather. But I am at a loss on have to verify this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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